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Facebook urged to disable 'like' feature for child users

Proposed rules for child safety on social media include limits on data collectionFacebook and other social media firms should alert children if their parent or carer is monitoring their online activity, under proposed guidelines to improve child internet safety in the UK.Turning off the “like” function, and limiting data collection and geolocation tools on popular platforms, such as Instagram and Facebook, are among a 16-point list of recommendations for age-appropriate design released by the In...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Snapchat, Digital Media, Internet Safety, Information Commissioner 's Office Continue

In search of home: portraits of the Windrush scandal

The Windrush scandal left many living in a rootless limbo. Their plight inspired Pål Hansen to create portraits from film he had buried – in the soil they wanted to call home. Here, one year after Amber Rudd apologised for the government’s role in their treatment, they tell their storiesTowards the end of last year, Pål Hansen walked down to his local allotment, not to plant vegetables, but to bury several sheets of photographic film. Digging a hole, he carefully placed the film in the damp Hack...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Culture, Art and design, Hackney, Rudd, Windrush, Amelia Gentleman, Commonwealth immigration, Windrush scandal, Pål Hansen

Pro-suicide posts still online two months after Instagram vowed to remove them

EXCLUSIVE: Horrific images remain - and complaints made by the Mirror over the most disturbing images have been responded to with messages saying they "don't violate" community guidelines [Author: Rhian Lubin]
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Big spring beach clean: UK charity organises plastic clear-up

Over the next week, Surfers Against Sewage is mobilising more than 30,000 volunteers to clear the plastic flotsam and jetsam from the UK coastline Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Photography, UK, Environment, UK News, Art and design, Travel Photography, Plastic bags, Green travel, Beach Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Plastics, Surfers Against Sewage

Harry and Meghan break record with Royal Sussex Instagram account

Duke and Duchess gained one million followers on new account in less than six hoursPrince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, broke a record by reaching one million followers on their newly launched Instagram account in less than six hours, Guinness World Records has said.The “sussexroyal” account was launched on Tuesday with a post featuring a monogram symbol with their names and now has 3.1 million followers. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, UK News, Guinness World Records, Prince Harry, Harry, Duke, Sussex, Meghan, Royal Sussex Instagram

Riding the tube – a photo essay by Stefan Rousseau

During his commute into central London, photographer Stefan Rousseau has started taking pictures of his fellow passengers, who are often absorbed in their own sleep-deprived worldsFor over 20 years as a photographer I have commuted into central London by car, experiencing a rush hour of anonymous, expressionless drivers hidden in their mobile steel boxes with no interaction other than through beeps of horns and the flashing of headlights. More recently I’ve been leaving my car at home and have j...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, Cities, Culture, Art and design, Transport, Rail transport, Commuting, London Underground, Stefan Rousseau

Celebrating Purim in Manchester – in pictures

Orthodox Jewish children in fancy dress and adults take to the streets of Broughton in Greater Manchester to celebrate the annual feast of Purim, celebrated by Jewish communities around the world with parades and costume parties. Purim commemorates the defeat of Haman, the adviser to the Persian king, and his plot to massacre the Jewish people, 2,500 years ago, as recorded in the biblical book of Esther. Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, UK News, Culture, Judaism, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Festivals, Broughton, Haman

David Bailey: 'Deneuve said it's great we're divorced – now we can be lovers!'

As he powers into his 80s, the photographer recalls shooting everyone from Kate Moss to Andy Warhol, shares his regrets over voting leave – and reveals how Gordon Brown pulled a fast one on him‘You look knackered,” says David Bailey, greeting me at his studio. It’s up a small mews and sprawls so casually across two floors that it still feels like the 60s inside. “Look at you,” he says. “Your buttons aren’t even done up right.” I look down at my jacket: that bit is true. But I tell him: “I’m not ...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, Fashion, London, Celebrity, Life and style, Society, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Gordon Brown, Social history, David Bailey

Molly Russell death: police 'likely' to access teenager's phone data

Fourteen-year-old viewed harmful content online before taking her own life in 2017Police have said it is “highly likely” they will be able to access data on devices used by Molly Russell, who took her own life aged 14 after viewing harmful content online, a coroner’s court has heard.Jessica Elliott, representing Molly’s family, told a pre-inquest review at Barnet coroner’s court: “The family wish to express their gratitude both to the court and the police in this regard. It is welcome news that ...
Tags: London, Instagram, Molly, Social Media, UK News, Young People, Barnet, Jessica Elliott, Molly Russell

Social media addiction should be seen as a disease, MPs say

Report suggests sites such as Facebook and Instagram could be harming mental healthSocial media addiction should be considered a disease, MPs have said, in a sign of the pressures facing technology companies and the growing concern over the impact social networks are having on users’ mental health.The politicians called for further research on the effects of social media but said a report suggested there was good reason to believe sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – which are constan...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Social Media, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Digital Media, Young People, Facebook Instagram

Inside the bascule chamber: secrets of Tower Bridge – in pictures

Harry Cory Wright’s photographs of Tower Bridge, one of the most famous bridges in the world and a defining symbol of London, provide insight into the workings of the largest and most advanced bascule bridge of its time• Tower Bridge by Harry Cory Wright is published by Thames & Hudson Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Photography, Technology, London, UK News, Culture, Architecture, Engineering, Art and design, Tower Bridge, The Thames, Thames Hudson Continue, Harry Cory Wright

50th anniversary of Concorde's maiden flight - in pictures

Concorde, whose maiden flight was 50 years ago this month, was the world’s first supersonic passenger plane. Its was taken out of service in 2003, but its delta-wing design and drooping nose cone still make it instantly recognisable even to people who have never seen one in person Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK News, Air transport, Concorde, Transport

Own a classic Observer photograph from the Women's Liberation Movement march, 1971

On Saturday 6 March 1971, women from across the UK gathered in central London to join the first national demonstration by the newly formed Women’s Liberation Movement. Observer photographers Jane Bown and Tony McGrath documented the event for the following day’s paper. Order a print from the International Women’s Day Archive here Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, UK, London, Activism, Women, Life and style, UK News, Feminism, News photography, Germaine Greer, Jane Bown, Gnm Archive, Women 's Liberation Movement Observer, Tony McGrath, Women s Liberation Movement

Facebook takes down fake account network used to spread hate in UK

More than 100 false accounts posed as far-right and leftwing activists to sow division, says companyFacebook has removed a network of more than 100 accounts and pages for “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on its social networks – the first time it has done so for UK-based operations seeking to influence British citizens.The operation was spread over Facebook and Instagram and used a network of fake accounts to pose as both far-right activists and their opponents. It ran pages and groups whose ...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, US news, Silicon Valley, The far right

Queen shares digital milestone with royal Instagram followers

Monarch posted image of 1843 Charles Babbage letter to Prince Albert during Science Museum visit on ThursdayThe Queen has proved she is in touch with the touch screen by sharing her first Instagram post in the latest personal technological milestone of her lengthy reign.The 92-year-old monarch shared an archive image to the 4.6 million followers of @theRoyalFamily’s Instagram account during a visit to the Science Museum to formally open the new Smith Centre and summer exhibition, Top Secret.
Tags: Science, Technology, Instagram, UK News, Museums, Monarchy, The Queen, Albert, Science Museum, Charles Babbage, Smith Centre

YouTube defends decision to keep Tommy Robinson on its site

Firm’s move comes as Amazon removes one of far-right activist’s books from saleYouTube has defended its decision to keep Tommy Robinson on its platform, arguing that the far-right activist’s content on its site is fundamentally different from the posts that led Facebook and Instagram to delete his account last week.Additionally, Amazon has removed one of Robinson’s books, Mohammed’s Koran: Why Muslims Kill For Islam, from sale. His autobiography remains on the site. The company confirmed its dec...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Youtube, UK News, The far right, Mohammed, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Additionally Amazon, Muslims Kill For Islam

Royal family issues new social media guidelines to deter trolls

Move follows high levels of abuse aimed at Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, Duchess of SussexSocial media trolls who post offensive or abusive messages on the royal family’s platforms now face being blocked and may be reported to police under new guidelines published by Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Kensington Palace.The move follows revelations last month of high levels of vitriol and abuse, especially aimed at the Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex. Continue reading...
Tags: Instagram, Social Media, UK News, Digital Media, Cambridge, Monarchy, Duchess Of Cambridge, Kate, Kensington Palace, Meghan, Online Abuse, Kate Duchess, Sussex Continue, Buckingham Palace Clarence House, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Duchess

National Geographic Traveller UK: photo competition – 2019 winners

Winning and shortlisted images from the magazine’s annual competition, with categories for Cities, People, Food, Nature and Portfolio Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Photography, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Travel Photography, National Geographic Traveller UK, Cities People Food Nature

Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram

Far-right founder of English Defence League repeatedly breached hate speech rulesTommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking the sites’ policies on hate speech, Facebook said.The company said Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, broke rules that ban public calls for violence against people based on protected characteristics; rules that ban supporting or appearing with organised...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, The far right, English Defence League, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon

Instagram bans 'graphic' self-harm images after Molly Russell's death

Social media site announces action following criticism from British teenager’s fatherInstagram has announced it will ban all graphic self-harm images from its platform after the father of British teenager Molly Russell said it was partly to blame for her death.Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said “no graphic self-harm image” would in future be allowed on the platform. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Instagram, Children, Social Media, Society, UK News, Digital Media, Adam Mosseri, Molly Russell

Slavery in Britain: the photographer documenting the streets where people have been held

About 13,000 people are kept in slavery in the UK. Amy Romer’s book The Dark Figure* reveals the terrifying ordinariness of the sites of their captivityIn 2013, a 22-year-old Hungarian woman responded to an online ad for a babysitting job in London and, after a telephone interview, was offered the post. When she arrived in Budapest to travel to London, she was met by three men who confiscated her mobile, drove her to Slovakia and forced her on to a coach bound for Manchester.There was no babysit...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, World news, Budapest, Britain, Art and design, Manchester, Slavery, Slovakia, Amy Romer, Cunliffe Street Chorley

Scottish salmon fishing season opens – in pictures

The salmon fishing season has started with traditional ceremonies on the River Tay. It is the first of the larger Scottish rivers to open for the season, which runs until 15 October Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Scotland, Environment, UK News, Fishing

Love letters to Europe light up Edinburgh – in pictures

Love letters to Europe, an installation by Message from the Skies, is part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay festival. The words of six writers – Billy Letford, Chitra Ramaswamy, Kapka Kassabova, Louise Welsh, Stef Smith and William Dalrymple – appear with accompanying tracks nightly until 25 January Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Edinburgh, New Year, Brexit, William Dalrymple

Edinburgh hots up for Hogmanay - in pictures

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is the UK’s leading new year festival, drawing tens of thousands of visitors from around the world to welcome 2019 at one of the world’s biggest street parties, entertained by bands, DJs, street performers, dancers, acrobats and fire eaters Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, UK, Scotland, Christmas, Life and style, UK News, Art and design, Edinburgh, New Year

209 female MPs by 209 female photographers – in pictures

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first election in which some women and all men could vote, 209 female photographers have taken portraits of the 209 women MPs in the UK parliament. The exhibition, 209 Women, opens at Portcullis House on Friday. We look at a selection of the portraits Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Gender, Politics, UK, Women, Life and style, UK News, Feminism, Art and design, House Of Commons, Women in politics, Portcullis House

Neon city: aerial photos of London at night

The illuminated beauty of London during the festive season has been captured by the award-winning aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. Snapped from a helicopter hundreds of feet above the capital, the images show familiar landmarks such as the London Eye and the Shard from a fascinatingly unfamiliar perspective Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, Christmas, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Jason Hawkes

A muddy race, a mass disco and a new Airbus – Monday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you highlights from around the world, including a record-breaking disco in London and a gruelling race in Lebanon Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, London, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Guinness World Records, Airbus, Lebanon

Life on Easdale, the smallest permanently-inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides – in pictures

Murdo MacLeod captures the beauty of Eilean Eisdeal, off Scotland’s west coast Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Scotland, UK News, Murdo MacLeod, Eilean Eisdeal

GCHQ uses Instagram to 'open up world of espionage' to public

UK intelligence hub opens account on app its has used to capture citizens’ metadataAfter years of secretly hoovering up metadata about millions of citizens, Britain’s spy agency has made its public foray into one of the growing sources for such information by opening its own Instagram account.GCHQ’s account on the photo-sharing site claims the agency will provide a glimpse into its secret world. Its first post acknowledges GCHQ’s institutional suspicion about openness by including a photograph o...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, UK, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Internet, Gchq, UK News, Surveillance, Cybercrime, Britain, Edward Snowden, MI5, MI6

Facebook cracks down on ‘dark ads’ by British political groups

Social network hopes launch of transparency tools will restore trust after series of scandalsFacebook will no longer allow British political groups to publish “dark ads” on its network, in an attempt to restore public trust after the Cambridge Analytica scandal and questions over its influence on the Brexit referendum. Related:
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, UK News, Cambridge Analytica

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